Our Teachers

Deborah Baker

Deborah Baker is Iyengar certified, has studied yoga for 25 years and has been teaching yoga since 1996. She has made multiple trips to India and has studied with the Iyengars many times.

Deborah first practiced yoga in 1986 from a book while living as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a remote, mountainous region of Guatemala. When she returned to the U.S. in 1988, she came upon yoga teachers who had been trained by BKS Iyengar. His method of yoga quieted her over- active mind and helped to balance and ground her athletic body.

Deborah has also worked many years as a classroom teacher. She has an MA from Columbia University Teachers College.


Alice Rasmussen

Alice began studying and practicing yoga in 1975. She began teaching at Ina Hambrick's Sixth Avenue Denver Yoga Studio in 1979, and taught for several years. She was one of the founding members of Yoga Teachers of Colorado. Alice withdrew from teaching to have more time to spend with her family, but continued practice.

In 2011 she earned her Certified Iyengar instructor designation. She has studied with the Iyengars in Pune. and with many senior Iyengar teachers here in the United States as well as in other parts of the world, including Ramanand Patel, Manouso Manos, Dean Lerner, Gabriella Giubilaro, John Schumacher, Patricia Walden, Judith Lasater, and more. She credits Debra Ann Robinson for introducing her to study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

When not involved with yoga, Alice enjoys tour skiing, cooking, tending her many orchid plants and house plants, gardening, and sewing.


Brad Denning

Brad has been practicing Iyengar yoga for 7 years.  He initially sought a yoga practice to rehabilitate various sports injuries and became impressed with the results from the precise alignment and sequencing required in the Iyengar tradition.  He greatly values the opportunities he has had to study with the many experienced local Iyengar teachers and those in the greater Iyengar yoga community.  He is eager to share this practice with others.